Qatar customs seize hashish, drug pills and marijuana
14 Mar 2017 - 18:55
The Peninsula Online
Doha: Authorities have stopped a large amount of various drugs coming into the country from various ports of entry.
Qatar Customs department seized 8 kg of hashish, 5600 drug pills and 66kg marijuana from passengers at the Hamad International Airport (HIA) and inside parcels coming from African and European countries.
During inspections, the Hamad International Airport Customs Department officers found 53 kg marijuana, 8 kg hashish and 5600 drug pills in the bags of passengers at the HIA. All the contraband items were wrapped in carbon paper by the smugglers, as it is believed by many that by doing this the packets will not appear on the X-ray inspection equipment. The 8 kg hashish was found hidden inside secret pockets of two different bags.
Air Cargo and Private Airports Customs Department officers found 12 kg of marijuana and 102 gm hashish inside parcels coming from African and European countries. Marijuana was hidden in secret pockets inside wooden photo frames and hashish was found inside wooden artifact.
Fifteen employees form HIA customs and Air Cargo and Private Airports customs were honoured by Ahmed Abdullah Al-Jamal, Chairman of Qatar Customs Authority.